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Old 11-13-2012, 04:57 PM   #14956
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I believe the orange is an XC-only flavor. The roadie got the venom yellow for its unique color. For 2013, the orange is replaced by the drab green. And somewhere in these threads, a guy has a blue one, which the only one I've seen, but it sure it purty.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #14957
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So I've decided that I want an adventure tourer for my next bike, and have found myself poring over all the Tiger threads here. I have read several articles, seen many videos, etc. of the 800 xc, and I'm really, really digging on everything I see. It really does seem like it's the best bike for me for what I have in mind. Probably my biggest complaint is that since the bikes are so new, and everyone seems to love them so much, I haven't seen any on the used market. I've been trying to put any ideas of getting one on hold while I try to scrimp and save a bit, since it appears I'm going to have to get one new.

BUT, this being the end of the model year, I emailed my local dealership just to see if there was any discount for the 2012 models. As it turned out, they had 2 2012 demo bikes in stock, one for $10k, and one for $11k--still not cheap, but as far as I can see, its about the only time you can expect to pay under MSRP with these bikes. I went for a test ride over the weekend, and though the ride was short, I found it highly enjoyable. I put down a deposit to get my foot in the door so I could think it over a bit.

So here I am a couple days later, and its pretty much all I can think about. I'm wondering though, what people's opinions/experiences are with demo bikes? The bike seemed fine for what I got to experience, and it comes with a full 2 year warranty on it. It had about 2200 on the clock I believe, and apparently it was used by a guy from Triumph corporate to do a road trip to see a couple Iron Maiden shows and then sold to the dealership.

Before this weekend, I'd pretty much accepted that I'd have to wait until next year some time to pick one of these up, but I'm sorely tempted to pull the trigger on this, since it seems like it'd be unlikely I'd see a similar deal until this time next year. I dunno, maybe I'm mistaken in that though. Thoughts?
I bought a dealer demo bike that was wrecked, then rebuilt. It came with a salvage tittle. I knew what I was getting into when I bought it. I have no regrets. The amount of money I saved and knowing how I intended to ride it, It was absolutely the the right way for me to buy one. Sounds like a good deal to me. Good luck
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:05 PM   #14958
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Battery Tender on a TT800?

I bought and adapter to connect a Deltran Battery Tender to the power outlet on my Roadie; but when I plugged it in, the tender flashed red light. This indicates the battery is not charging.

Does anyone know if I can charge the battery through the power outlet, or if I need to connect directly to the battery terminals?

Thanks much - Peace - JD
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:29 PM   #14959
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Originally Posted by browneye;20035260 I did re-shape the pillion, with more dish, added an inch of foam on top, and made a new cover. With top-box and back pad, wifey is really comfortable for up to a couple of hundred miles a day. Besides, I thought the gray seat cover just didn't fit the bike.

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Can you sort of turn this into a how to on a new thread? You really got my attention on this. Where to get the foam and the material for the seat? Do you have a simple pattern we could follow? I want to do this and want my project to look as good as yours!!
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:30 PM   #14960
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So here I am a couple days later, and its pretty much all I can think about. I'm wondering though, what people's opinions/experiences are with demo bikes? The bike seemed fine for what I got to experience, and it comes with a full 2 year warranty on it. It had about 2200 on the clock I believe, and apparently it was used by a guy from Triumph corporate to do a road trip to see a couple Iron Maiden shows and then sold to the dealership.

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Bought my demo tiger in January. It had 1100 miles on it. I've put another 10k miles on it with zero issues. I called PJ's Triumph in NM (not where I was buying it from but one of the best dealers around from what I have read and my brief conversations with them) to get their thoughts on my price and their experience with demos. They've sold plenty of demos and no more issues with the demos than with unused bike. I saved a fair amount of money and still got the 2 year warranty. After I bought it I called Triumph to learn about its history. They could only tell me it was one the motorcycles in their own fleet. I wouldn't be put off by the demo status.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:59 PM   #14961
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I just bought a leftover 2012 800 xc with ABS for $10,800....

A 2013 would have been $12,050....


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Old 11-13-2012, 07:35 PM   #14962
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I bought and adapter to connect a Deltran Battery Tender to the power outlet on my Roadie; but when I plugged it in, the tender flashed red light. This indicates the battery is not charging.

Does anyone know if I can charge the battery through the power outlet, or if I need to connect directly to the battery terminals?

Thanks much - Peace - JD
Yes you can charge through the power outlet by the ignition switch. I will say I had to swap the polarity on my battery tender's cables because it was backwards compared to the powerlet cable that came with the bike. I'm wondering if this is the issue you're having.You can check quick and easily with a multi-meter.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:57 AM   #14963
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It was an XC. It was at a dealer 400 miles from home. But it was well worth it I think. What better way to break in the bike.

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Mind if I ask ... The orange t800? Is that a roadie or an XC?
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:27 AM   #14964
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Yes you can charge through the power outlet by the ignition switch. I will say I had to swap the polarity on my battery tender's cables because it was backwards compared to the powerlet cable that came with the bike. I'm wondering if this is the issue you're having.You can check quick and easily with a multi-meter.
That's good to know.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:34 AM   #14965
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I charge mine thru the column outlet, works fine.

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I bought and adapter to connect a Deltran Battery Tender to the power outlet on my Roadie; but when I plugged it in, the tender flashed red light. This indicates the battery is not charging.

Does anyone know if I can charge the battery through the power outlet, or if I need to connect directly to the battery terminals?

Thanks much - Peace - JD
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:42 AM   #14966
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I'm wondering though, what people's opinions/experiences are with demo bikes? The bike seemed fine for what I got to experience, and it comes with a full 2 year warranty on it. It had about 2200 on the clock I believe, and apparently it was used by a guy from Triumph corporate to do a road trip to see a couple Iron Maiden shows and then sold to the dealership.

Before this weekend, I'd pretty much accepted that I'd have to wait until next year some time to pick one of these up, but I'm sorely tempted to pull the trigger on this, since it seems like it'd be unlikely I'd see a similar deal until this time next year. I dunno, maybe I'm mistaken in that though. Thoughts?
I bought a demo 800XC last year with 1400 miles. Seven thousand miles later and no worries. Save some cash and put that toward farkles.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:59 PM   #14967
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Yes you can charge through the power outlet by the ignition switch. I will say I had to swap the polarity on my battery tender's cables because it was backwards compared to the powerlet cable that came with the bike. I'm wondering if this is the issue you're having.You can check quick and easily with a multi-meter.
I took your advice and checked the polarity of the plug (from the charger) and the outlet on the bike. I put the positive probe in the center and the negative probe on the edge, and both checked out OK.

Hummmm SO - anyone have any other ideas why the battery wouldn't be charging?
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:16 PM   #14968
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I took your advice and checked the polarity of the plug (from the charger) and the outlet on the bike. I put the positive probe in the center and the negative probe on the edge, and both checked out OK.

Hummmm SO - anyone have any other ideas why the battery wouldn't be charging?
I guess if it were me I'd try to a. make sure with the key turned off that the socket was still live and b. try to charge another battery with the charger
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:37 PM   #14969
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I guess if it were me I'd try to a. make sure with the key turned off that the socket was still live and b. try to charge another battery with the charger
Thanks - did both. I popped the seat and connected the charger to the battery terminals and is charging fine. So, I am still scratching my head, but guess there is something not connecting between the power outlet and cigarette adapter charger.

I'll have to check those connections, but thanks for the heads up on the polarity reversal.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:31 PM   #14970
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